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H_PHC_2018A 02/20/2018 01:44:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/20/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Catlin X
Everett X
Ginal X
Hooton X
Landgraf *
McKean X
Michaelson Jenet X
Pabon *
Pettersen X
Ransom X
Danielson X
Singer X
Time 01:44:23 PM to 06:21:35 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1104 Committee Discussion Only
SB18-148 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1180 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1196 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1148 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1104 - Committee Discussion Only


01:45:14 PM  

Representative Danielson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1104 to the committee.  The bill establishes procedural safeguards for parents with disabilities in the context of child welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship, and adoption.  Under the bill, a parent's disability cannot be a basis for denying or restricting temporary custody, foster care, guardianship, participation in adoption, or to restrict a parent's responsibility in domestic relations or dependency or neglect proceedings, unless a detrimental impact on the child can be shown.

01:48:35 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:49:36 PM  

Scott LaBarre, National Federation of the Blind - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. LaBarre responded to committee questions.

01:51:42 PM  

Carrie Ann Lucas, Disabled Parents' Rights, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Lucas responded to committee questions.  

02:07:21 PM  

Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Rohnert responded to committee questions.

02:11:12 PM  

Christine Parsons, National Federation of the Blind - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:23:00 PM  

Chrissy Henderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Henderson responded to committee questions.

02:33:59 PM  
Paula Rhoads Hook, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:16 PM  
Julie Deden, Colorado Center for the Blind, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:04 PM  
Linda Skaflen, The Arc of Adams County, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:23 PM  
Meghan Baker, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Baker responded to committee questions.
02:53:27 PM  
Kris Saurini, Hope Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:39 PM  
Ruchi Kapoor, Office of Respondent Parents' Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:15 PM  

Nick Isenberg, National Federation of the Blind - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Isenberg responded to committee questions.

03:02:05 PM  
Ms. Saurini responded to committee questions.
03:06:51 PM  

Ms. Saurini and Ms. Kapoor responded to committee questions.

03:14:47 PM  
Allison Daley, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
03:16:49 PM  

Julie Thomerson, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.  Ms. Thomerson responded to committee questions.

03:28:21 PM  
Marie Moses, Colorado Bar Association, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
03:32:15 PM  

Jordan Steffen, Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

03:43:32 PM  

Linda Weinerman, Office of the Childs' Representative, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.  Ms. Weinerman responded to committee questions.

03:44:24 PM  

Representative Singer commented on the child welfare system.  Committee discussion with Ms. Weinerman continued.

03:47:13 PM  
Ms. Steffen and Ms. Moses responded to
committee questions.
03:52:04 PM  
Representative Danielson concluded her presentation.
03:52:35 PM  
Representative Singer laid the bill over for action at a
later date.



SB18-148 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:02:40 PM  
Representative Singer called the meeting back to order.
04:02:59 PM  

Representative Lawrence and Representative Exum, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-148 to the committee.  The bill requires a state agency to continue paying medical and dental benefits to the dependents of an employee who dies in a work-related death for 12 months from the end of the month in which the work-related death occurs.

04:04:08 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
04:05:15 PM  

Velma Donahue, Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Donahue responded to committee questions.

04:11:13 PM  
Jack Wylie, Department of Personnel and Administration, responded to committee questions.
04:13:39 PM  
Mr. Wylie continued to respond to committee questions.
04:21:07 PM  
Representatives Lawrence and Exum gave concluding remarks on the bill.
04:23:57 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:27:13 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-148 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded McKean
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1180 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:27:30 PM  

Representative Melton, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1180 to the committee.  The bill allows a mental health professional who is a respondent to a dismissed complaint to access the information contained in the division of professions and occupations's and applicable regulatory boards' files.  The names of the respondent's clients and other recipients of services cannot be redacted from the information provided to the respondent.

04:28:58 PM  
Representative Melton distributed amendment
L.002 to the committee (Attachment A).
04:30:22 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
04:31:17 PM  
Dr. Reo Leslie, Colorado Mental Health Professionals, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
04:32:41 PM  

James Hoysick, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:54 PM  
Dr. Leslie responded to committee questions.
04:38:15 PM  
Representative Melton responded to committee questions regarding confidentiality.
04:41:11 PM  
Committee discussion continued with Mr. Hoysick and Dr. Leslie.
04:47:36 PM  
Carol O'Dowd, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:37 PM  

Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:55:48 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:00:17 PM  
Ms. McGovern responded to committee questions.
05:05:29 PM  
Representative Melton described amendment L. 002 (Attachment A).
05:08:15 PM  
Committee members discussed the amendment.
05:08:34 PM  
Kip Kolkmeier, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


05:11:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Beckman
Seconded Hooton
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:11:44 PM  

Representative Melton gave concluding remarks on the bill.  

05:12:06 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:20:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1180, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ransom
Seconded Everett
Beckman Yes
Catlin No
Everett Yes
Ginal No
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
McKean No
Michaelson Jenet No
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1196 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:20:46 PM  

Representative Exum, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1196, to the committee.  The bill allows psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, or other qualified personnel deemed appropriate by the Department of Human Services to examine applicants and certify for the Aid to the Needy Disabled program.

05:23:44 PM  
Amendment L.004 was distributed to the
committee (Attachment C).
05:24:10 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill. .
05:25:09 PM  
Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law
and Policy, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Neswood responed
to committee questions.
05:25:55 PM  
Michelle McHenry-Edrington, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:07 PM  
Dr. Jennifer Perlman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:34:14 PM  
Janet Rose, Bayaud Enterprises, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:11 PM  

Katie Griego, Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

05:46:16 PM  
Theresa Schiavone, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:52 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
05:51:13 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified regarding the bill.
05:52:15 PM  
Ms. Neswood returned to the table to respond to committee questions.


05:57:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Pabon
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:57:36 PM  

Representative Exum gave concluding remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



06:00:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1196, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Singer
Seconded Pabon
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1148 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:00:59 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1148 to the committee.  The bill prohibits health insurers from requiring that a person undergo step therapy prior to receiving a federally approved drug for stage four metastatic cancer if the use of the drug is consistent with best practices for treatment of the cancer.  Under current law, health insurers are only prohibited from requiring step therapy in instances where a prescription drug mandated under a step therapy protocol has previously been tried by the covered person but was discontinued due to lack of efficacy or adverse event.

06:02:13 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions regarding the bill.

06:07:28 PM  
Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment D).
06:11:34 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on
the bill.
06:12:35 PM  
Jeanette Hensely, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:45 PM  

Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Robinson responded to committee questions.



06:20:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:21:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1148, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:21:35 PM   Committee Adjourned